David Grier 2019 Interview

USD $49.00

In our latest meeting with the Amazing David Grier, we talk songwriting and speed. The one-hour interview includes four versions of “Wheel Hoss” at various tempos, a pair of stunning new compositions from David’s latest album, and a total of 31 musical examples with tablature.

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The Amazing David Grier is a storyteller with a pick.

With an immediately recognizable voice that resounds through his signature arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions alike, you always know when you’re listening to David. And this is true even as that voice changes with different arrangements of the same song.

In our latest meeting, we play four versions of the Monroe standard “Wheel Hoss” at various tempos, from a leisurely 180bpm eighth notes all the way to a blazing 300bpm. As the velocity increases, David’s arrangements become subtly more streamlined.

For his medium speed arrangements, he employs a double escape picking motion that enables intricate crosspicked sequences. At higher speeds, his technique expands to include single-escape motions, letting him hit the gas pedal on more linear lines. His trademark four- and five-string contrapuntal leaps are still present, but connected by a blazing autobahn of scalar playing.

In the complete talk, we also touch on topics in songwriting, practice, improvisation, and cap it off by playing through a pair of stunning new compositions from his latest album.

The one-hour interview includes 31 examples with tablature.

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David Grier 2019
David Grier 2019 - Clips.zip
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